Baritone, Ryan Bradford recently appeared as Jake Wallace and Sid (La Fanciulla del West) at the Castleton Festival, Virginia, under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel. He made his Virginia debut as John Brooke in Little Women with Opera on the James, and has performed in a German Lieder recital series with legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade. He is currently a resident artist with Shreveport Opera, singing the Baron in La Traviata, Samuel in Pirates of Penzance, and Dandini in La Cenerentola. Upcoming engagements will bring him before the Munich Philharmonic in a production of La Fanciulla del West, again under the direction of Maestro Lorin Maazel. A DePaul University alumnus, Ryan received a master of music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has received distinction awards from the East Bay Opera League, Florida Grand Opera Young Patronesses, and Pacific Musical Society.